The Promised Land, Sugaree, Me And Bobby McGee, Don't Ease Me In, Mexicali Blues, Bird Song, Big River, Tennessee Jed, Beat It On Down The Line, Brown Eyed Women, El Paso, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Casey Jones Playing In The Band, Deal, Me And My Uncle, Brokedown Palace, Truckin' > Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam > Dark Star > Sugar Magnolia, Sing Me Back Home, One More Saturday Night
October 26, 2017 Subject:
The Main Ten
Insights about Phil not plugged into board seem right on.
A good show to just play along with even if you just hitting the down low acoustically on a six string
I stopped to comment just having the PITB and wow that is really smoking---.Pretty cool that we get a PLAYIN' and DARK STAR here in the same set.
Hopefully, we are all Heads but it seems a truism that the toughest critics of the band tend by HOMEGROWN.
Anyway, I've got my pet peeves, likes and dislikes but my scale for the GD is in terms of discorporation, time travel and cosmic overdrive. Like true love--- words so often don't do justice--- and this from a person who enjoys communicating in written form..
June 11, 2013 Subject:
My First Dead Concert
This was the first Grateful Dead show I ever went to. It was sold out, but some kind soul sold me their extra ticket for $5. Was the best 5 dollars I ever spent! This was by far the best Dead show I ever saw. Playing in the Band is just sublime this night. This is the Dead when they were at their best, and they would rarely be in as good a form in later years. This was one of the three best concerts of my life. Will never forget this show.
September 26, 2011 Subject:
my father and uncle's first show
this is where it all began for me and my whole family
this was my father and uncle first show
my uncle had a oz of some really good smoke and my dad brought in a 5th of liq!
well they knew how to have a good time
but the point im getting at is if this show never happend i dont know if id be a dead head
see i was weaned on the gd and the band
since i was able to lisin to music
this is not a concert this is a artform of master minds them self the gd
they have such a inpact on me
i love them so
this show will be allways in my mind if any one was there and would like to share there thought feel free
one of the best playing in the bands and great set list
peace and love to all
Matt from cincinati
August 31, 2010 Subject:
There appear to be some fans of the version of Playin’ from this show. While an impressive and interesting standout from the limited recordings available from this particular night, I encourage you to check out the 5/21/74 version from the Edmundson Pavilion show at the Univ. of Washington in Seattle. Whether or not you are a fan of this song in any capacity whatsoever, allow me to direct you to 5/21/74 as an example of one of the most epic and seething psychedelic beasts of a jam (approx. 45 minutes of MADNESS) that is almost unprecedented post ‘68/’69 – even though we’re talking about the golden Flood/Mars Hotel era. Check it out…but be sure to buckle your seatbelt and bring something along to help get you through to the other side. You won’t be the same and you’ll appreciate the band’s ability to spin gold from straw on a tune with which Deadheads have a 50/50 love hate relationship! Trust me: it’s an epic wormhole of a ride! Cheers and enjoy
June 10, 2010 Subject:
great show at a fantastic venue. The venue was built in 1878 and is very cool place.
agree with other posts re: playin. wowa
January 18, 2008 Subject:
i as listen 2 these 72 shows ...what a year
forget bout the 1st set sugar, mcgee, end of set china rider, that 3/4 a show ther
than the playin as 'yall agree below is a classic
than the nice deal brokedown, jerry at his best and most soulful, really emotionally playing and singing the melody and ebb n flow of the sonf and the band is really really tight, i luv those who were ther that comment on this show b/c u tryuly saw specialness, me a tourhead of the 80's not bad but no 72, we luv ya, g-d bless jerry
December 4, 2007 Subject:
Come to think of it......
I was at this show. As I recall, it ended really early, like 11 pm or something due to some local rules or law or such. Can't wait to listen to it.
September 21, 2006 Subject:
Archive- what's up
Your system is doing some funky stuff right now -- it is NOT updating correctly/ responsively/ timely/ error pages make little sense --
shoot, people have given Jerry much more flack for just messing up lyrics...
whatever, I really appreciate your site and am tryin to help y'all.. besides...
this playin is great --
August 6, 2006 Subject:
Playin in the f*&^% Band!!!!
Thank you reviewers for turning me on to this while I was toiling away in the depths of Stanley and Fox Theatres. The sound isn't perfect but woow! This Playing in the Band is the toppermost of the rockermost. It has just usurped 7/29/88;12/31/76;2.26.77; and some other Playin' that I can't think of right now for Numero Uno in my little red book. Spacephobics and Touchheads are asked to observe caution when listening. ;-)
It is my duty to get this back on the homepage to spread the word!
July 12, 2006 Subject:
My Long Strange Trip Begins
This is a special show for me, my first. 33 years later & I'm still lovin' it. My first & ONLY Casey Jones, that escalates beyond the cosmos!! Listening to it now reminds me what treat that night was. The boys in full command of all their powers. A classic!!
January 10, 2006 Subject:
PLAYIN - ITS ALL TRUE-definately best ever
This is the Joe Frazier of Playins - Sit back with the phones on and allow the Jerry's wawa and Phil's bass lines send you into stupidville.
* 2/22/73 U Of ILL, and of course The Hog Farm, 7/72 are the other heavyweights.
* What about the fierce Sugar Mag?
November 19, 2004 Subject:
Ditto on the Playin'
This is my favorite version of Playin too, of the ones heard so far of course. Amazingly long and driven for '72; it shows that the tune had fully matured by the time of the Fall tour. I thought all the great versions were from '73 & '74 - wrong!
June 1, 2004 Subject:
Playing in the Band!!!
Okay, to start off, this is the best damned Playin'!!! Blows every other version you've heard away!!!
The Truckin'>Dark Star has some neat jams, but is a little to unshaped for my taste (if that makes sense).
Broke-down is the best version I've heard, as well, but it cuts out near the end! A REAL bummer.
May 26, 2004 Subject:
Show from my town!
This show, which is from my town, sounds great here besides a little hiss. I just have a question: "Brokedown Palace" cuts off at about 5:08 and it is not documented in the text file. It was a real bummer the first time I listened to it.